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Job fair hiring coal miners, health care workers in Eastern Kentucky

WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Coal miners and health care workers in Eastern Kentucky may be able to find jobs Tuesday and Wednesday.

Coal decline said to be accelerating
Gillette News Record

CASPER — Warning bells are ringing across Wyoming's Powder River Basin that the largest producing coal region of the country is in big trouble.

India's SCCL aims for 8% coal production growth in 2019/20
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

... domestic Indian market and hence it is necessary for government coal miners to improve their cost competitiveness to compete with imported coal.

Schauenburg launches artificial intelligence camera for mine safety/
International Mining (press release)
Schauenburg Systems says it has partnered with dotNetix to deliver an artificial intelligence-equipped camera to improve safety at mine sites.

House mulls mountaintop-removal ban
E&E News

Critics of mountaintop-removal mining will finally get a chance this week to convince House lawmakers to end the destructive coal extraction technique...

US bank revises down 2019 coal price forecast by 7%

... Lynch has revised down its 2019 thermal coal price forecast 7%, citing surplus global supply and widespread coal-to-gas switching in Europe.

Navajo imagine a future without coal
E&E News

It's unclear just how many jobs that wind and solar can create to replace the more than a thousand tribal jobs in the coal industry. "You have to really ...

US coking coal growth capped by capital, equity investor trends: Eurocoke
S&P Global Platts

Financial markets appear to be "rationing" capital available to the coal industry, which is primarily affecting thermal coal but also coking coal, Teck ...

B&W to open additional Kentucky coal mine in May, aims for 1 mil st in overall 2019 production
S&P Global Platts

Going forward, Tallent believes the domestic coal industry is in relatively decent shape. "We feel good about the industry as long as the political ...

Indonesian low CV coal prices show signs of firming
Argus Media

... by the biggest state-controlled coastal utility operator Huaneng reached 164,000 t/d on 6 April, according to coal industry association the CCTD.

Adani coal mine needs pre-election green light, says Coal Council of Australia
World Coal

... four year period due to the contribution of mining. The coal industry which is Australia's largest export will comprise a large share of this increase.”.

Young German activists demand earlier coal-burning deadline
ABC News

A government-appointed expert panel recently agreed that coal burning should end by 2038. The student group said it instead wants one-quarter of ...

WEC Energy Group shuts down coal-fired plant in Upper Peninsula

(AP) - Milwaukee-based WEC Energy Group says it has shut down its Presque Isle coal-fired power plant in Marquette, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, ...

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